June, 2017

A religion of love or hate?

"Triumph of faith - christian martyrs in the time of Nero" by Eugene Thirion [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Each year after celebrating the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul, we follow up their celebration the day after with the feast of the First Martyrs of Rome. This feast honors all those unknown men and women who gave their life in witness to the Christian faith in the first days of the Church. The first martyr of the West […]

Six Ideas for Reclaiming Your Calendar (and Your Life)

As busy people with compounding responsibilities, isn’t it becoming more and more difficult to find time just to think? Commiserating with colleagues and friends, we share how our workdays are filled with an almost obsessed focus on getting as much work done as possible, countless meetings and squeezing every bit of air out of our schedules. In our other roles […]

Daily Catholic Quote — from Saint John Paul II

Saint John Paul II

“The way Jesus shows you is not easy. Rather, it is like a path winding up a mountain. Do not lose heart! The steeper the road, the faster it rises towards ever wider horizons. May Mary, Star of Evangelization, guide you! Docile like her to the Father’s will, take the stages of history as mature and convincing witnesses.” (Pope St. John […]

Conforming Our Hearts to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

"Sacred Heart of Jesus" (detail) by Chambers

“Lord, open my lips and my mouth will proclaim your praise.” (Psalm 51:15) The Sacred Heart of Jesus is a glimpse into the heart of God because Jesus taught us that when we see Him, we see the Father. The veil is pulled aside, and when we gaze upon the Sacred Heart of Jesus which bears the marks of the […]

Daily Catholic Quote — from St. Irenaeus

Blessed Virgin Mary with Roses (detail) Artwork © by Jef Murray

“The Virgin Mary… being obedient to His word, received from an angel the glad tidings that she would bear God.” (Saint Irenaeus, Bishop of Lyons; Against Heresies, 5:19:1; A.D. 180) The Memorial of St. Irenaeus, Bishop and Martyr (A.D. 130 – 202) is June 28. Please share on social media. Print this entry

Encountering the Word — Ephesians 1:3-10

Photography © by Andy Coan

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. He destined us in love to be his sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose […]

The Mormon Fallacy

Saint Peter

It was a beautiful spring day in Dublin Ireland. I was finished with my work meeting and decided to walk through the park near my hotel.  The park was crowded with people, sitting on the grass, playing catch near a pond, reading books under a tree or just enjoying the rare sunshine in this area of the world where it […]

Daily Catholic Quote — from Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

Pope Benedict XVI (Philip Chidell / Shutterstock.com)

“If the lungs of prayer and of the word of God do not nourish the breath of our spiritual life, we risk being overwhelmed by countless everyday things: prayer is the breath of the soul and of life.” (Pope Benedict XVI, General Audience, 25 April 2012) Please share on social media. Print this entry